US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership Call in Agriculture 2021

The US-Ireland Research and Development (R&D) Partnership Call in Agriculture 2021 is now open for applications in the following six programme area priorities:

  • Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems
  • Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation
  • Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals
  • Diseases of Agricultural Animals
  • Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes
  • Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain

The following partner agencies will provide research funding in the Agriculture thematic area:

Application process summary

The Agricultural and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) is one of NIFA’s major competitive grant programs through which it addresses critical societal issues and is under the AFRI Foundation Programme that US-Ireland tripartite applicants have an opportunity to compete for awards, but limited only to the scope of the stated programme area priority.

Republic of Ireland (RoI) and Northern Irish (NI) applicants in these tri-jurisdictional applications are required to obtain pre-approval from DAFM and DAERA respectively in advance of the formal submission of the combined application to the AFRI Call by the US Principle Investigator. The submission deadline to DAFM and DAERA of the application in advance of the stated AFRI deadline for the respective six programme area priorities that are scope for the US-Ireland R&D Partnership as published in the https://nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/agriculture-and-food-research-initiative-foundational-applied-science-program

Deadline dates for submitting applications under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership Call in Agriculture 2021

Programme Area Priority in AFRI 2021 RFA

DAFM/DAERA Deadline by (17.00 IST)

AFRI Deadline

Pests and Beneficial Species in Agricultural Production Systems

 

29/04/2021

27/05/2021

Animal Nutrition, Growth, and Lactation

 

08/04/2021

06/05/2021

Welfare and Well-being of Agricultural Animals

 

08/04/2021

06/05/2021

Diseases of Agricultural Animals

 

08/04/2021

06/05/2021

Animal Breeding and Functional Annotation of Genomes

 

08/04/2021

06/05/2021

Mitigating Antimicrobial Resistance Across the Food Chain

 

13/05/2021

10/06/2021

 

A ‘single-proposal, single-review’ mechanism will be facilitated by NIFA who will accept submissions from tri-jurisdictional (USA, NI and RoI) teams to the relevant parts of their existing funding programmes. To be eligible all proposals submitted under the auspices of the US-Ireland R&D Partnership must have research involvement from researchers in all three jurisdictions and these will compete with standalone US-only applications in the six programme area priorities concerned. 

US-Ireland Call in Agriculture 2021 application form and Q&A

Successful US-Ireland projects

A list of successful projects within the US/Ireland Partnership Call in Agriculture for 2016 - 2018 is available at the link below:

Successful US-Ireland projects 2016, 2017 & 2018 | Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (daera-ni.gov.uk)

For further queries contact:

Gabrielle Sharkey, email: Collaborative.Research@daera-ni.gov.uk tel: (+44) 28 77 442211

 

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